Happy Go Lovely, 1951
|Born||19 December 1923|
|Died||15 January 1990 (aged 66)|
Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE (19 December 1923 – 15 January 1990) was a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals. Happy Go Lovely ( 1951) is a musical Comedy film directed by H Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Upstairs Downstairs is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning British Drama set in a large Townhouse in Edwardian The Professionals was a British crime-action Television drama series that aired on the ITV network from 1977 to 1983 filmed between 1977 The Professionals was a British crime-action Television drama series that aired on the ITV network from 1977 to 1983 filmed between 1977
Gordon Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1923, the youngest of five children. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom He attended Hillhead High School, and in his youth he took part in BBC radio shows including Children's Hour. Hillhead High School is a Day school located in Glasgow, Scotland on Oakfield Avenue neighbouring the University of Glasgow. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. See also The Children's Hour (disambiguations Children's Hour &mdashat first " The Children's Hour" from a verse by Longfellow  He left school aged 15 and became a draughtsman for Rolls-Royce. A technical drawing is a form of graphic communication This type of Drawing is used in the transforming of an idea into physical form For the present day company see Rolls-Royce plc. For other uses see Rolls-Royce (disambiguation.  His film career started in 1942, when producers from Ealing Studios were looking for a young Scot to act in The Foreman Went to France  and he was suggested for the part. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. For the film see Ealing Comedy (film. For the film comedies see Ealing Comedies. The Foreman Went to France, also known as Somewhere in France, is a 1942 World War II War film starring Clifford Evans After this, he returned to his job at Rolls-Royce, but he was soon asked to do more films, and he made the decision to make acting his career.  Jackson soon appeared in other Ealing films, including San Demetrio London, The Captive Heart, Eureka Stockade and Whisky Galore!. The Captive Heart is a 1946 British war drama, directed by Basil Dearden for Ealing Studios. Eureka Stockade is a 1949 British film of the story surrounding Peter Lalor and the gold miners' rebellion of 1854 at Ballarat Whisky Galore! (released in the US as Tight Little Island) was a 1949 Ealing comedy film based on the novel of In the early years of his career, Jackson also worked in rep in Glasgow, Worthing and Perth. For other meanings of repertory please see Repertory (disambiguation. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Worthing (ˈwɜrðɪŋ is a large seaside town and a local government borough in West Sussex, England Perth (Peairt is a town and former Royal burgh in central Scotland.
In 1949, he starred in the film Floodtide, along with actress Rona Anderson. Rona Anderson (born 3 August 1926) is a Scottish actress known for her film work He and Anderson married two years later on 2 June 1951. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January They had two sons, Graham and Roddy. The same year, he made his London stage debut, appearing in Seagulls Over Sorrento. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. In the 1950s and 1960s he appeared on television in programmes such as The Quatermass Xperiment, The Adventures of Robin Hood, ABC of Britain, The Navy Lark, Gideon's Way and The Avengers. The Quatermass Xperiment ( The Creeping Unknown in the United States) is a 1955 British science-fiction / Horror The Adventures of Robin Hood was a popular British Television series comprising 143 half-hour black and white episodes starring Richard Greene The Navy Lark was a Radio Sit-com about life aboard a British Royal Navy Frigate named HMS Troutbridge, Gideon's Way was a British TV crime series made by ITC Entertainment in 1964/65 based on the novels by John Creasey (as The Avengers was a British Television series featuring Secret agents in 1960s Britain. Jackson also starred in the films The Great Escape, The Bridal Path and The Ipcress File. The Great Escape is a popular 1963 War film about the 250 Allied prisoners of war escaping from a German POW camp Bridal Path is a novel by Scottish author Nigel Tranter, first published in 1952 The Ipcress File is a 1965 film adaptation of Len Deighton 's 1962 novel The IPCRESS File. In 1969, he starred with his wife in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a Novella by Muriel Spark, by far the best known of her works That year, he played Horatio in Tony Richarson's production of Hamlet and he won a Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actor, having also taken part in the film version. Tony Richardson ( June 5, 1928 – November 14, 1991) was an English theatre and Academy Award -winning film Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 The Clarence Derwent Awards are Broadway theatre awards given annually by the Actors' Equity Association. Hamlet is a 1969 British film adaptation of the play of the same title by Shakespeare, starring Nicol Williamson as Prince Hamlet
Gordon Jackson became a household name playing the stern Scottish butler Hudson in sixty episodes of the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs from 1971 to 1975. A butler is a senior servant in a large Household. In the Great houses of the past the household was sometimes divided into departments with the butler " Period piece " is phrase that is used to describe creative works Upstairs Downstairs is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning British Drama set in a large Townhouse in Edwardian In 1976, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor for the episode "The Beastly Hun". This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Guest Supporting Actor. The Beastly Hun is the third episode of the fourth series of the period drama Upstairs Downstairs. In 1974, he was named British Actor of the Year and in 1979 he was made an OBE. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. In 1972, Jackson was cast opposite Bette Davis in the American television movie Madame Sin, which was released in foreign markets as a feature film. Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5 1908 – October 6 1989 was an American actress of Film, Television and Theatre. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Madame Sin is a 1972 Television movie directed by David Greene In the Film industry, a feature film is a Film made for initial distribution in theaters and being the "main attraction" of the screening
His next big television role came in 1977 with The Professionals. He played George Cowley in all 57 episodes until the programme's end in 1983, although filming had finished in 1981. In 1981, he had played Noel Strachan in the Australian World War II drama A Town Like Alice, winning a Logie Award for this performance. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including A Town Like Alice ( US title The Legacy) is a novel by the English author Nevil Shute. The TV Week Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards which have been presented annually since 1959
After A Town Like Alice and The Professionals, Gordon Jackson continued his television work with appearances in Hart to Hart, Campion and Shaka Zulu, and the films The Shooting Party and The Whistle Blower. Hart to Hart is an American Television series starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers. Albert Campion is a Fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Margery Allingham. Shaka Zulu was a 1986 television miniseries directed by William C The Shooting Party is a 1985 film directed by Alan Bridges and based on a book by Isabel Colegate that won the 1981 WH Smith Literary Award The Whistle Blower is a 1986 Spy thriller Film, staring Michael Caine, based on the Novel of the same name by John Hale From 1985 to 1986, Jackson narrated two afternoon cookery shows in New Zealand called Fresh and Fancy Fare and its successor Country Fare. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island  His last role before his death was in Effie's Burning, and this was broadcast after his death.
In 1989, he was diagnosed with bone cancer. Bone tumor is an inexact term which can be used for both Benign and Malignant abnormal growths found in bone but is most commonly used for primary Tumors He died the following year, aged 66, in London and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum was the first crematorium to be opened in London, and one of the oldest crematoria in Britain.